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Succot: The Jewish Holiday
Succot: The Jewish Holiday
Succot: The Jewish Holiday Succot: The Jewish Holiday After the Exodus from slavery in Egypt, the wandering Jews lived in tents or booths, called Succots. They were pitched wherever they happened to stop for the night. Today it is called the Succot the festival of booths remembering both the ancient agricultural booths and those of the Exodus. The harvest festival of thanksgiving, Succot, begins five days after Yom Kippur, and lasts for eight days. The first two days are the most holy, during wh
Lebanon
Lebanon
Lebanon Lebanon, a nation that once proudly called itself the Switzerland of the Middle East, is today a country in name only. Its government controls little more than half of the nation's capital, Beirut. Its once-vibrant economy is a shambles. And its society is fragmented - so fragmented, some believe, that it may be impossible to re-create a unified state responsive to the needs of all its varied peoples. Lebanon lies on the eastern shore of the Mediterranea n Sea, in that part of southweste
St. Francis Of Assisi
St. Francis Of Assisi
St. Francis of Assisi St. Francis of Assisi was born in Umbria in the year 1182. He was a child every father hoped for, he was filled with life, a determined and courageous individual. He was gifted with rather good looks, qualities that attracted friends and a gift of leadership. His father was an extremely wealthy merchant in Assisi. But this son, his favourite, was the one who broke Peter Bernardone?s heart. The boy turned on his father, and in a vicious event that eventually resulted into a
A Cultural Study Of Childbirth In Rural Mexico
A Cultural Study Of Childbirth In Rural Mexico
A Cultural Study of Childbirth in Rural Mexico Outline I. make up of a typical home A. living arrangements B. layout of the home II. starting a family A. new home B. becoming pregnant III. child birth A. midwife B. birth setting C. prenatal care D. birth of the child E. postpartum IV. conclusions The rural Mexican culture is made up of many small towns and villages. The social connections among adults in theses areas are relatively intimate because many of these areas are endoga mous communitie
Technology Then vs. Now
Technology Then vs. Now
Technology Then vs. Now Some people say that computers have made life easier and more convenient. Other people say that computers have made life more complex and stressful. In the 1980s, computers began to take up new roles in various forms. The trend of the usage of computer is changing rapidly. Ever since the beginning of the 21st century, computers are not just becoming more powerful and functional but play a part much closer to our daily life style. Many people cannot live without technology
Baroque Art and Architecture (Final revision)
Baroque Art and Architecture (Final revision)
Baroque Art and Architecture (Final revision) HISTORY In Europe, whose impact on the world was increasing- the 17 th century was characterized by wides pread conflict and instability - called by som e historians the General Crisis- d ue to the Reformation Movement , and th e Counter-Reformation reaction. But the century is also characterized by the Scientific Revolution (end of Renaissance through late 18 th century: development in math, physics, astronomy, biology, anatomy, and chemistry )
The Crusades
The Crusades
The Crusades The crusades were military expeditions launched against the Muslims by the Christians in an attempt to regain the Holy Land. They took place between 1095 A.D. and 1270 A.D. It was one of the most violent periods in the history of mankind. The starting point of the crusades was on November 18, 1095 A.D. when Pope Urban II opened the Council of Clermont. On November 27, outside the French city of Clermont-Ferrand, the Pope made an important speech . He called upon everyone to help th